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Maslenitsa [Blini Day]

ImageThis festival lasts one whole week. This was an ancient Russian ritual that was resurrected only about six years ago. To welcome the season of Spring Muscovites all over the city make and eat pancakes along with their friends and families. Apart from this, they partake in other festivities as well such as drinking, dancing enjoying folk music, observing parades of Russian fairytale characters around the city and watching a scare-crow being burnt down. Steeped in symbolism, this festival gives an insight into Russian culture.

 

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